Research Grants

There are a number of Institutes providing health research grants for studies in New Zealand:


New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust

The Trust is currently funding a feasibility study into the establishment of a national registry of all people with MS in New Zealand. A National Registry is seen as an essential step in assisting further MS Research, equitable allocation of treatment resources, determining MS prevalence and tracking & evaluating the impact of treatment in the New Zealand population.

It will also enable researchers to leverage off global data and share their findings with the wider international MS community.

While the establishment of a national registry is currently their main funding focus, the trust welcomes other applications for MS Research funding for its consideration.

For more information visit the NZMSRT website.


Lottery Health Research Grants

Lottery Health Research provides grants to organisations for health research that will improve the health
status of New Zealanders. Grants may support:

  • translational research projects
  • shared research equipment
  • post-doctoral fellowships
  • PhD Scholarships

For further information and application forms, view the Department of Internal Affairs Community Matters website.


Health Research Council of New Zealand

The HRC are the agency responsible for managing the Government’s investment in health research.

They support research that has the potential to improve health outcomes and delivery of healthcare,
and to produce economic gains for New Zealand.

Funding is allocated to researcher-initiated projects, Requests for Proposals and a range of career development awards.

To apply for funding and for further in depth information, view the HRC website.


Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

CMRF supports medical research to improve health outcomes locally in Canterbury, with global impact. Focused on enabling world-class medical researchers, both emerging and more experienced and thus retaining intellectual research capital in Canterbury.

Grants are offered across several areas to support Medical Researchers throughout Canterbury to achieve their goals.

Inquiries are welcomed from medical researchers within the Canterbury area, seeking funding for their work. Review the Grants Programme and the CMRF Online Grants portal on the CMRF website.


The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

The Neurological Foundation accepts submissions for post-graduate and post-doctoral scholarships, clinical fellowships, repatriation fellowships, and project and travel grants.

For full details on grants, applications and deadlines review the Neurological Foundation website.